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Sandy became interested in health and the human body while training martial arts in Japan, where he lived and worked for many years as a translator. After regular sessions with a shiatsu therapist healed his chronic back pain, he decided to make a career change and studied to become a Japanese government-certified shiatsu therapist. (Shiatsu is a traditional form of Japanese pressure-point massage.) Sandy worked and studied under various shiatsu masters before moving back to Canada, where he returned to school to study Western massage, earning Registered Massage Therapist certification.
In his practice, Sandy blends an Eastern, holistic approach to health enhancement with Western, evidence-informed assessment and targeted treatments. He is especially interested in using manual therapy to enhance people’s health and quality of life throughout their lifecycle, in particular by helping them remain active and mobile as they gain in years.